10.27.2008

Arcane Topic Alert

Is the Vice Presidency a part of the Legislative or Executive branch?


The post comments, some of which are quite learned and intriguing, delve into the 17th Amendment, 25th Amendment, and - I think quite crucially - the 12th Amendment.

I think it requires some closer analysis.  Clearly, tradition in recent decades has tended toward an Executive characterization of the position.